Ocean plastic can be stopped. By working at the source of the problem, businesses and communities can show that they are Ocean Certified.
‘‘The issue of pellets in oceans is more than a pollution indicator, it also flags the attitude of the plastics industry to extended producer responsibility at a very fundamental level. As a Chemist and Chemical Engineer, I have always believed that we should be justifiably proud of the industry we represent and to also act to preserve the reputation of the industry.’’ Prof. Edward Kosior
Catch Plastics works with communities to protect our oceans by initiating environmental education programmes, beach clean ups and tailored programmes for local governments, councils and businesses.
Catch Plastics support businesses to become Ocean Certified, ensuring that no plastic pellets leak from their location through easy to follow steps. Through the inspection of the facility, areas of improvement in terms of plastic pellet leakage will be identified. Recommendations, for the business to implement, will be provided and annual reviews will be run to support businesses in the creation of a leak free plastic processing environment.
“Stopping Ocean Plastics Report – An Agenda for Action”
Currently there are no effective tools available to collect and clean up the accumulation of large macro-plastic items and micro-plastics once they have reached the oceans. Prevention at source is therefore the key action required to deal with plastic pollution and its associated impacts. Read more here about what governments, communities and NGOs have done so far to tackle the issue and what could and should be done to take action.
Morrisons removes black plastic from own brand products
Morrisons has announced a roll-out of the complete removal of black plastic from all of its own brand food and […]Read more
Aldi to trial reusable fruit and vegetable bags
Aldi will introduce reusable bags for loose fruit and vegetables at more than 250 UK stores by the end of […]Read more
‘Zombie in the Water’: New Greenpeace Report Warns of Deadly Ghost Fishing Gear
A lot of the discussion around ocean plastic pollution focuses on consumer items like bottles, bags and straws. But a […]Read more
Heineken to eliminate shrinkwrap and plastic rings from multipacks sold in the UK
Heineken has today (7 November) announced plans to remove all plastic shrinkwrap and rings from multipacks of beer and cider […]Read more